The Darling + Sokyo

The Darling

I used to think casinos were a little bit evil (and not just from an interior design point of view). But you know what? They’re no more evil than banks or insurance companies. Essentially, it’s all about what you do when you’re there. When it comes to The Star in Sydney, I am going to be […]

Win a meat tray!

You think I’m joking but I’m not. Like I said before, I loves me a competition. The Meat and Livestock Association (MLA) has launched its Lamb is for Lovers campaign. Here is the latest instalment that follows the travails of Don, the ‘Bachelor’. The MLA sent me a meat tray to trial for the season […]

Win a $15,000 cruise

Cruiseabout competition

I am the kind of person who will enter a competition to win a packet of Weetbix. That’s how loose I am with giving out my email address. I’m gluten intolerant. Needless to say, I suffer from terrible seasickness and yet I entered this competition because, hey, my desire to be popular trumps my need to eat […]

Melbourne walking tour

A walking tour of Melbourne’s coolest architecture by Zofia Folkman One of the many things that make Melbourne so engaging to walk around is its blend of modern, contemporary, and heritage architecture. You’ll see the grandeur of neoclassical theatres right next door to bold, fresh designs from some of today’s most talented architects. To enjoy […]


I give up. I’m not going to fight it any more. I am going to be more or less drunk for the rest of the year. I know that seems unprofessional but when you’re an editor working in the travel and events business, I swear to you, it’s inevitable. What’s more, I have forsaken my […]

Campervan – yes or no?

Have you ever been on a campervan holiday? The reason I ask is that I am going to Woodford Folk Festival over the Christmas and New Year break and I am considering hiring a campervan for it. Not only are campervans entirely waterproof; you can also lock them (last time I went to Woodford, someone went […]

Melbourne double take

Richard Nylon in The Birdcage

It seems Melbourne ain’t so bad after all. In the past I have travelled to Melbourne for work and spent the bulk of my time between the convention centre and the Crowne Plaza hotel opposite. The one time I tried to go for fun, Melbourne experienced the biggest storm in 100 years. It had a somewhat […]

Lady love

Buzz and Bruno

One of the unexpected joys of singledom is the unfettered amount of time you get to spend with your female friends. I didn’t have many friends when I was a kid. I was fat, had a mullet and spent most of my childhood in a horrible state of anxiety. That’s why I feel like I have […]